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The Ueno Royal Museum

1-2 Uenokoen, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3833-4191
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Unfortunately ......Avoidable

Rarely do I ever say a museum is avoidable. But in this case, the museum is kind of small and... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2017
Austin, Texas
Very expensive, only Japanese.

Although the exhibition was great (van Gogh), the museum is very small, it is over prised, that's... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2016
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10 Feb 2017
“Unfortunately ......Avoidable”
24 Nov 2016
“Very expensive, only Japanese.”
1-2 Uenokoen, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3833-4191
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

Rarely do I ever say a museum is avoidable. But in this case, the museum is kind of small and the entrance fee is 600 yen (cash only). The biggest issue is that most of the paintings appear to be very similar to the untrained...More

Thank SVG108
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Although the exhibition was great (van Gogh), the museum is very small, it is over prised, that's insane. And the explanations for the paintings are ONLY in Japanese. Disappointing.

Thank sourisseau57
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Low grade artwork by artists unknown. Absolutely no information on the artists or their subjects in any language apart from Japanese. I wasn't told this when buying my ticket so my visit was a waste of time and money. Fortunately there are other museums in...More

Thank Wersaints
Reviewed 19 April 2016

This museum is spectacular in its layout and explanation of the Dynasty system and how the 'lords' governed the county. Just a great way to quickly learn the history of the country.

Thank ChefCliveM
Reviewed 7 January 2016

From here you can see Ueno Museum, sky tree, National Museum... i hope you will enjoy when you visit here..... i came here many times.

Thank LoveNeko
Reviewed 8 November 2014

What an amazing exhibition I saw in this museum! Most of the exhibits in this exhibition were on loan from the Boston Fine Art Museum. Imagine seeing one of your favourite works of art in the flesh. A work of art as famous as the...More

Thank Tootsiewootsie
Reviewed 13 September 2014

This is Japanese art at its best. A great exhibition, simply displayed. I went early to beat the crowds, but failed. It was very busy and so there was no time to savor the pictures. I do not hang around at galleries anyway, so it...More

Thank IOWman
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Half a day needed, nice walk in the neighbouring park and set in a beautiful building. Great if you have an appetite for learning about Japanese culture and history.

Thank AngelApooh
Reviewed 25 February 2014

When we visited this museum in the spring of 2013, it featured the arts and crafts collected by the Royal Family. These pieces demonstrated the exquisite artistry, the beauty, and the fineness of Japanese glass, pottery, silver, carving and painting. There is even a magnifying...More

Thank Denis D
Reviewed 6 November 2013

THE UENO ROYAL MUSEUM, TOKYO That popular museum holds only special exhibitions of exquisitely produced artifacts belonging to former Japanese royalty. To commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Japan Art Association, at the time of my visit last July, the museum had an exhibition of...More

Thank Hormuz
Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old
Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa.
Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit
a variety of different museums and galleries. At
Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the
grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed
alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at
the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
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